Degrees and Certifications:
BS Elementary Education Master's Degree Child and Family Studies
Mrs. Heather Morton
Let me introduce myself to you! I have been teaching in NC for over 25 years. I attended Appalachian State University and then went on to obtain my Master's degree from UNC-Charlotte. My philosophy of teaching is that you need to focus on the whole child, not just parts such as reading, math, etc. If we do not focus on all aspects of a child's development then he/she will never be successful in other areas. One way to accomplish this goal is by creating a partnership with the families in my classroom. You are your child's first and most important teacher. By working together in a collaborative manner, we can ensure that your child will reach his/her fullest potential.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family! I have a seventeen-year-old daughter that keeps me on my toes! My husband works in IT in Cary, NC. We enjoy going to the beach for some relaxation and fun when time permits.
I look forward to getting to know each of you this year!
If you would like to purchase items for our classroom, please click on the link provided to our Amazon Wish List.
DonorsChoose Project that helps our classroom. Please access my teacher page.
- To enter the school, you MUST bring a VALID Driver’s License to scan into the computer system
before you can check your child out of school or enter the building.
- It will record the number of times that you are entering and leaving the
- When your child is absent/late, due to a doctor’s appointment you must send a Doctor’s note with the following information:
- Child’s Name
- Teacher's Name
- Date of absence(s)
- Reason for absence
- Your child must be fever-free for 24 hours without the assistance of fever-reducing medication.
- If your child is vomiting or has diarrhea, do not send them to school. Your child must be free of these symptoms for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
Kindergarten Supply List
Headphones-with a mic is preferred
1 pair of Safety Scissors
24 Glue Sticks
3 packs of 24 Crayola crayons
1 box of Kleenex
1 pencil box (no bags!)
1 pack of Ticonderoga Pencils (this brand is the best for sharpening)
1 plain white t-shirt (one size bigger)
A set of extra clothes (all labeled with your child's name) in a clear Ziploc bag with their name.
Wish List Items
Amazon Gift Cards (to purchase classroom supplies)
Ziploc bags all sizes
White and Colored Copy Paper
White and Colored Cardstock Paper
Color Expo Markers
Juices boxes and extra snacks
Mrs. Morton’s Kindergarten Schedule
8:25–8:55 Arrival (unpack, bathroom, quiet centers, manipulatives)
9:00-9:10 Morning Meeting (greeting, sharing, activity)
9:15–9:45 Whole Group (morning message, read aloud, and Fundations)
9:50-10:50 Math Whole Group and Centers
11:25-11:35 Bathroom and Read Aloud
11:35-1:15 Literacy Block (reading groups, literacy centers, writing)
1:55 – 2:40 Enrichment Classes
3:00 – 3:45 Social Studies/Science/Daily Review
Monday-PE-must wear tennis shooes!
Tuesday-Music (Library books are due today!)
At their August meeting, the Johnston County Board of Education voted 4-3 to make face coverings required indoors in all Johnston County Public Schools campuses and on all buses for students, staff, and guests. This updated mask requirement is effective immediately.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.